Angel Haze took to Twitter this morning to vent her frustrations with her label, Island/Republic, not putting her album out this year when they had apparently said they would. Her angry Tweets culminated in the rapper and singer sharing a link to stream Dirty Gold on Soundcloud. As you can see from her Tweets, the first Soundcloud link did not contain all the songs, but you can listen to some new material below, while we wait for Haze to leak the rest of her album.
UPDATE: The Soundcloud playlist with Angel Haze’s album has now been deleted. You can still see her angry Tweets at her label below.
UPDATE 2: According to SPIN, a source close to the situation said the label is now working with Haze and the album may be released ahead of schedule.
UPDATE 3: Angel Haze has now received a December 30 release date from her record label, sharing the following message:
Behind every rebel is a fucking reason. Just want to say thank you guys for your support today. Thanks to those who heard the album and fucked with it. Thanks to everyone who stood up for me. My labels didn’t think that I would do it, but I did. It’s hard to put at risk everything I’ve spent this year working on but I had to for both me and you guys. No one should ever be afforded the opportunity to fuck with your dreams. REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE. They do not own you or your faith or your future and because of what you guys helped me show them. My labels have agreed to release Dirty Gold December 30th. Uk & US. (Rest of the world, we are coming for you as well). Thank you all. Night
Was this all a publicity stunt to get us all talking about the release date? Is this a new model for artists having label troubles? Who knows. Either way, it’s worked out well for Haze, whose album will be out soon.